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Old 08-31-2003, 06:31 PM   #1
bdika
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kppp non root response


I am using Red Hat 9.

When I first installed RH9 and I logged on as an ordinary user and selected Kppp from the GUI menu, kppp would start up and ask for the root password.

In an attempt to get non root dial up I looked in a newsgroup and it said to use the following commands:

chmod u+s `which kppp`
chmod u+s `which pppd`

I entered these commands and since then not only do I not have non root dial up but my GUI Kpp menu item is no longer responsive at all except when I am root. That is, when I click on the GUI Kppp item as an ordinary user, the menu item does not respond. I also get no response to the kppp command in a terminal window unless I am root.

What I would like to do is get the response back to the kppp command in a terminal window and on the GUI menu item click as a non root user. That is I would like to get back the original responses to kppp.

I have tried reversing my commands by:

chmod u-s `which kppp`
chmod u-s `which pppd`

with no results.

Does anyone know how I can get my GUI menu and terminal window responses back for non root users?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Sorry to be such a newbie.

Regards,
Bill Dika
 
Old 08-31-2003, 07:28 PM   #2
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kppp is a consolehelper that blocks setuid. I use Redhat, but they really made and continue to make this stupid mistake (even when it asks for root's password, it can kill your KDE panel at the bottom when roots is overlaid). You have to unlink to the consolehelper, create a new softlink from /usr/bin/kppp and then chmod u+s /usr/sbin/kppp

http://wave.prohosting.com/hlrguy/Redhat8.0/kppp.html

RO
 
Old 09-01-2003, 07:16 PM   #3
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RO

Thanks a million.

Your advice and link worked like a charm.

I was beginning to think I would never solve the problem.

Thanks again.

Regards,
Bill Dika
 
Old 09-01-2003, 09:29 PM   #4
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No problem, just wish Redhat would fix the problem.

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